There are few things as strong as the bond between members of a family. You grow together, and even when you’re far apart, they always remain in your thoughts. There’s just something special about a family that’s hard to describe. But like with all things, there are a number of songs that talk about families and familial bonds.
By making a playlist consisting of songs about family and its bonds, you can remind yourself of how important they are to you and what a big role they played in shaping you to become the person you are today.
When creating a playlist consisting of songs about family, it’s important to keep in mind that the song selections that we’re recommending are just that. If there are songs that are personally significant to you, then you should definitely include them as well.
But with the vast variety of songs that exist, coming up with a mere 10 or 20 songs can seem like a daunting task. Which songs to include? Which ones would be apt? Well luckily for you, we’ve made a list of 22 Wonderful Songs About Family, Togetherness, And Love.
1. Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
2. Forever Young (Rod Stewart)
Stewart has said that Forever Young was one of his favorite songs due to the fact that it was a song dedicated to his children. It’s a song about learning from the mistakes we make when we’re young and helping our children when they’re in a similar situation, thus remaining forever young.
3. I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
A timeless classic, I Will Always Love You is a beautiful song about the eternal nature of love, and how sometimes, love transcends all. Even time.
4. You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
For all the jazz lovers out there, this timeless Wonder song encapsulates what many parents considered their children to be. As such, this song could be the perfect reminder of the happy times you shared with your daughter.
5. With a Little Help from My Friends (The Beatles)
Out of the Fab Four, Ringo was often the one who stood out due to his absence on vocals. As the title of the song suggests, this song is about relying on your friends when you’re faced with any trouble. Ringo’s involvement in the song is perhaps the most notable aspect of the song
6. Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
Another song that is a hit at karaoke bars, this song will make you feel like living again. From the instrumentals to Perry’s gorgeous voice, there’s just something uplifting about everything in this song.
7. Hey Jude (The Beatles)
A song that was written by Paul McCartney to John Lennon’s son as he was dealing with the divorce of his parents, Hey Jude is one of the biggest hits by The Fab Four.
8. You’ll Never Walk Alone (Judy Garland)
A song about having your loved ones by your side, even when it might seem like they’re not, Garland sings that whatever happens in life, you’ll never walk alone. This song could serve as the perfect reminder that no matter what happens, you have your son’s back.
9. I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack)
The thing that would bring a parent the greatest happiness is to see their children be happy. Womack sings about how she hopes of seeing her child dancing and making merry.
10. There You’ll Be (Faith Hill)
Throughout our lives, there are some people that we grow to rely on. These people are with us throughout thick and thin and they could be your friend, parent, better half, your children, or even your pet. This song is a ‘Thank You Note’ to those who have always been there for you.
11. You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
A song about how our loved ones help us keep going, You Raise Me Up serves as a Thank You to our loved ones who kept striving to keep us strong through the tough times.
12. I’ll Be (Reba McEntire)
Our parents are oftentimes our role models. They’re the kind of people we aspire to be. I’ll Be, on the other hand, is about a mother deciding to become a better person for the sake of her daughter.
13. Dance with My Daughter (Jason Blain)
The things parents do for their children are sometimes truly touching. Dance With My Daughter is about how much a father loves his daughter and how he’d be willing to dance with her and be for her no matter what he’s going through.
14. Father Figure (George Michael)
The bond between a father and a daughter is one of the most beautiful things in the world. Father Figure has Michael singing about how he’ll be there for his daughter and do his duties of being a father.
15. You Will Always Be My Son (Anthem Lights)
Children grow up very fast, and it’s one of the most beautiful things that you experience as a parent. As the title suggests You Will Always Be My Son is a song about no matter how grown-up your son gets, they will always be your little boy.
16. A Song For Dad (Keith Urban)
Fathers are often the supporting pillar that silently takes on all the hardships for the sake of their families. Urban’s song is a tribute to how his father shaped who he was.
17. Father And Son (Cat Stevens)
Growing up, our dad’s are the ones we look up to the most. He’s the pillar of strength that inspires you to be a better person. Father And Son is a song that is written in the form of a dad advising his son about life. It’s a wonderful song that you can dedicate for your son.
18. A Song For Mama (Boyz II Men)
For many people, their mothers are the most important people in their lives. Their sweetness is unmatched and they’re the one person who will always support you.
19. Smile (Nat King Cole)
Your parents play a major role in shaping who you are as a person. Cole sings about how this influence is carried through by singing about the advice that would be given to your younger selves.
20. Live Like You Were Dying (Tim McGraw)
A song that was inspired by McGraw’s relationship with his father, Live Like You Were Dying is about living life to its fullest by treating every day like it was your last.
21. Dance With My Father (Luther Vandross)
A mellow song about remembering your dad, Dance With My Father has Vandross celebrating the memories he shared with his beloved father.
22. Headlights (Eminem ft. Nate Ruess)
While he shared a rocky relationship with his mother, Eminem proved that family will always find a way to fix themselves with this song. Headlights is about reuniting with his estranged mother.